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Collegian Student The triumphs in Mexico. Page 5 January 28, 2010 The Grove City College Student Newspaper Student initiates Defense in action gay-straight alliance Anna Tracey that they have the freedom to News Editor meet together on or off-campus like any other group of students. Senior Jessica Littlejohn is One of the primary problems founding an unofficial gay- that Littlejohn has experienced straight alliance at Grove City identifying as gay and a Grove College this semester. City student on campus was not Her goal for this group is to knowing how to talk about this promote community within the issue or whom she could trust. gay population at the College This is something she is seek- and to bring them into con- ing to address by founding the tact with straight people who group. “There are many people support them or are willing to who struggle with this issue and have respectful discussion on the I wanted to offer them a place subject. While this group is not where they could feel comfort- endorsed by the College, Little- able coming and talking.” john has been in contact with Hardesty said that while the Student Life and Learning about College does not condone a ho- the policies of the department mosexual lifestyle, “we want our with regards to this group. students, all of our students, to Larry Hardesty, Vice President feel like they are being cared for. for Student Life and Learning, So there is a balance of convic- emphasized the official College tion in our beliefs and a compas- policy on the gay-straight alli- sion for our students. I appreci- ance. It is not an official Col- ated the opportunity I had to lege organization. The College speak with Jessica regarding her holds to a traditional Christian personal struggle, and find deep perspective on homosexual rela- value in the freedom our policy tionships and will not endorse a provides for faculty and staff to Kevin Hanse group that supports homosexual walk alongside Womens’ basketball team takes on Saint Vincent College. Seniors Megan Gibson and Alison Wells behavior. He did acknowledge students who defend the ball. GAY 2 Debate team travels to Botswana for world tournament Abi Lepsch Fulbright scholarship with the Collegian Writer dual goals of coaching debate at the University of Botswana While most Grove City Col- while assisting at this year’s lege students were sleeping off World (which took place at the their Christmas dinners, mem- university). bers of the College debate team The College applied again traveled to the world’s largest this year and was granted spots debate tournament which met for two teams to compete. this year in Gabarone, Bo- Hanson and Pepper competed tswana. as one team, and Batten and Accompanied by their advi- Gowen competed as another. sor Dr. Steven Jones, professor The teams used different of sociology, seniors Dayne Bat- strategies but both continued ten, Dan Hanson and Alex Pep- to shape a sterling reputation per and junior Kirby Gowen for Grove City debate. After joined hundreds of teams at the Courtesy Dayne Batten nine preliminary rounds, both Worlds Universities Debating Senior Alex Pepper, junior Kirby Gowen, senior Daniel Hanson, Dr. Steven Jones, senior Dayne Batten, teams landed a few points shy Championship. and Luke Juday ‘10. of advancing to the elimination Last year, the partnership of rounds. Jones judged several Luke Juday ’10 and Hanson ment in Turkey, blazing a trail debaters to participate in this This experience led Juday rounds, scoring competed at the World tourna- for future Grove City College prestigious competition. to apply for (and receive) the debates and of DEBATE 3 The Collegian Life E! Perspectives Sports Vol. 71 No. 11 News..................................2 What do the Prohibition, Junior Tyler Crumrine Thoughts on the media Junior Chris Wetzel previews Life.....................................5 Frizzleburg, PA and a “loyal reviews Slippery Rock Uni- mud-slinging over the Tuscon the Super Bowl. Entertainment....................8 son of the Crimson” all versity’s theater produc- shooting. Perspectives.......................10 have in common? 1921. tion, “Fat Pig.” Sports.................................11 See page 6. See page 9. See page 10. See page 11. 2 News Jan. 28, 2011 College adds two new professors Emily Kramer her. Slippery Rock lost fund- Editor-in-Chief ing for the position, but Farone contacted Dr. Susan Gribble There are two new addi- and she was hired. “You never tions to Grove City College’s know how [things] are going to faculty this semester - although work out, and then they just do, students may already recognize and it’s perfect,” Farone said. them. Dr. Tracy Farone started This semester Farone will teach teaching last semester and will cellular and molecular biology continue to teach several biol- and a study of zoonotic diseases. ogy courses this semester as an (Zoonotic diseases are diseases that assistant professor of biology. Dr. have been passed from animals to Melva Huebert, who has been people). teaching in Pew Fine Arts Cen- According to Farone, there ter for the past year, has been are multiple applications for the officially hired as an associate course, particularly in the area professor of music. of public health, as it studies Farone has her doctorate of how interactions between peo- veterinary medicine and has ple and different public policies been a practicing veternarian affect disease transmission. She for the last 12 years. For several said that there has been a ‘brain years, she also taught in the drain’ because scientists have biology departments of Penn discovered that many diseases State and Geneva College, but are zoonotic, but do not know wanted a full-time position. She where to fit zoonosis into the interviewed at Slippery Rock curriculum of medical students. University about a teaching The solution has been to teach position and was told by two it at the undergraduate level. Kevin Hanse people that the College was Huebert has received a bach- PROFS 3 Drs. Melva Huebert and Tracey Farone. looking for someone just like GAY a community where gay and straight students can have open group to have here, because many students facing issues with ance at Grove City College” to “Rainbow Bridge: Bridging the City tradition into a homo- sexual tagline is disrespectful to from page 1 conversations within the bounds sexuality assume they have no Gap between the LGBTQ and the College. I unapologetically of the College policies. “I’m one they can talk to. For me in Straight Community.” believe that homosexuality is are wrestling with their sexual going to be honest and I’m ninth grade, having friends to Littlejohn explained the a sin. And like any other sin, identity. While Jessica and I have going to be open, but I’m not confide in made all the differ- reason for the change. “The as a Christian community we spoken frankly regarding our going to make a show of myself ence between wanting to live or name of the group was changed should love the individuals, hate differing convictions, we have because that’s disrespectful and die. I hope that this group can both to appease Student Life the sin and engage in this issue done so in a manner I believe that’s not who I am in the first put a more human face on the and Learning and the general civilly, with the goal of repen- to be Christ-honoring, and it is place,” she said. debates surrounding sexual- body of the campus that had tance for this sinful lifestyle.” my hope we can do the same as Littlejohn wants students to ity, and promote awareness that expressed concern. Accord- Littlejohn acknowledged this a community.” realize that they are not alone there are a number of students ing to Student Life, the use of conflict. “I do want to adhere to Some institutions suspend in their struggles or questions. here for whom these issues go the word “alliance” afforded a Christian and Grove City Col- students if they identify openly “For a while I’d wanted a place beyond a political stance.” militant or defensive stance, as lege policies and people don’t as gay. That is not the College’s where I could just talk to peo- Not all of the students at the if to draw dividing lines. My believe that you can be liberal view. Hardesty emphasized that ple about my concerns and my College are as supportive of intent has never been to sepa- and be a Christian and be gay the College, “holds our gay and frustrations. I don’t want people the group. Junior Steve Irwin rate the campus, but to bring it and be a Christian, but I do. I lesbian students to the same to feel alone. People become said, “As a Grove City student, together.” want to be able to have a Bible standard as we do our hetero- depressed and inward and that’s a member of this explicitly Irwin also commented about study and prayer together in this sexual students. So if a student not a good environment for Christian community and a the group’s Facebook page, group,” said Littlejohn. who is same-sex attracted is in- Grove City where people want strong proponent of traditional which has drawn the attention Littlejohn emphasized the volved physically with someone to harbor God’s love.” family values, this concerns me of alumni and students alike, charged nature of this topic. then they would be held to the Doug Smith, a senior, is to no end.” “The most recent name for the Hardesty agreed, and both are same standard as for a hetero- planning to become involved In the last few days the Face- Facebook group plays upon the hopeful a civil and compassion- sexual student.” with the gay-straight alliance. “I book group changed its name name of our iconic Rainbow ate conversation can take place Littlejohn wants to create think this is a really important from “The Gay-Straight Alli- Bridge and to twist a Grove on campus about sexuality. C Editor-in-Chief Emily Kramer 100 Campus Drive Managing Editor Emily Perper Grove City, Pa. 16127 Design Chief Amanda Martin News Section Rachel Brockhage, Anna Tracey Phone: 724.458.2193 Life Section George Jaggers, Kirby Sampson Fax: 724.458.2167 Entertainment Section Elise Homan, Jayni Juedes firstname.lastname@example.org Perspectives Section Dayne Batten Sports Section David Janssen, Faith Piper Chief Copy Editor Corrie Schwab Copy Editors Anna Barnes, Cassandra Dasher, Lis Evan, Erin McHugh, The Collegian is the student newspaper of Alison Mosher, Kristen O’Hara, Joanna Rutter, Sierra Grove City College, located in Grove City, Pa. Opinions appearing on these pages, unless Shipton, Nicole Wizorek, Kristen Yealy expressly stated otherwise, represent the views Photography Manager Kevin Hanse of individual writers. They are not the collective Advertising Manager Andrew Shakely views of The Collegian, its staff or Grove City Business Manager Ian Finney College. Distribution Manager Heidi Allison Staff Adviser Rebecca Miller Faculty Adviser Kimberly Miller Jan. 28, 2011 News 3 Music professor Students impress named Teacher of theatre professionals the Year Joseph M. Pisano ’94, assis- director of bands. Abroad, he tant chair of the department of is an instrumental conductor, music and fine arts and associate adjudicator, jazz trumpet player professor of music and fine arts and fine arts advocate. technology at Grove City Col- A founder of many popular lege, has been selected to receive music, education and technol- the 2011 Technology Institute ogy websites, such as MusTech. of Music Educators (TI:ME) net and MusicPLN.org, Pisano Mike Kovins Teacher of the serves as a SoundTree clini- Year Award. The award will be cian; TI:ME instructor; affiliate presented at the annual TI:ME member of the Support Music conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, coalition; writes the “Teacher later this month. Guide” for IN-Tune Monthly Educators eligible for the and will be the Music Educa- annual award must have at tion and Technology conference least three years of professional keynote speaker, held in Michi- teaching experience or research gan later this year. in music technology and must The Technology Institute for currently be teaching K-12, col- Music Educators is a non-profit legiate or adult students. corporation seeking to assist At the College, Pisano teaches music educators in applying courses in music technology, technology to improve teaching jazz history, instrumental con- and learning in music. Towson University ducting and serves as associate George Hampe ‘10 receives recognition at the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition. George Jaggers ent scenes and monologues for that the College has received PROFS classes, first-year music theory, world music, and solfeggio, as Life Editor a panel of respondents. Hampe high praise for its theatre from page 2 well as several piano students. was chosen to compete at the program. In 2009, the Col- On Jan. 11-15, six Grove City national level at the Kennedy lege’s production of “La Bête” elor’s degree in piano per- The world music course is new College students and alumni Center festival in April. Both directed by Professor Betsy formance, a master’s in piano to the music department and represented the College at the Hampe and Gaul were nomi- Craig was chosen to perform at performance, a Master of Arts open to non majors. Huebert is Kennedy Center American nated for the competition based the national festival in Wash- in music history and Ph.D. excited to work with students College Theatre Festival Region on their performances in the ington, D.C., and Hampe was a in musicology and ethnomu- as she sees a unique opportu- II Festival. George Hampe ’10 College’s spring 2010 produc- semi-finalist in the Irene Ryan sicology. Between degrees, nity for research. “With world and Kevin Gaul ’10, along with tion of “An Enemy of the competition at the regional Huebert taught at the College music, there’s a lot of oppor- juniors Tyler Crumrine and People.” festival in 2010. part-time for six years, and is tunity for research into things George Jaggers and sophomores Crumrine participated in the Some of the plays presented happy to be back. [and] this is the perfect school Joel Richardson and Stephen O’Neill Critics Institute, where at this year’s regional festival “My experience here has for that,” Huebert said. “Stu- Horst, attended the forty-third student theatre critics watched included Slippery Rock Uni- always been really good, but dents come over here and do annual regional festival at Tow- the shows presented at the fes- versity’s production of “Fat Pig” I was just filling in for this things in music even though son University in Towson, MD. tival and were judged on their by Neil Labute, University of [past] semester. But when I it’s not their major. They bring Hampe and Gaul, along written critiques. Crumrine was Maryland Baltimore County’s realized that the job was open, a high level of intelligence in with scene partners Horst and chosen as the national alternate production of “Las Meninas” by I applied for it. I’m glad I’m their field over here and blend Richardson, respectively, com- and will compete at the na- Lynn Nottage, Albright Col- here; I’ve always liked it. I’ve it. It’s the interdisciplinary areas peted in the Irene Ryan Acting tional level should the winner lege’s production of “Eurydice” taught enough at other places where you can really find won- Scholarship Competition which of the competition be unable to by Sarah Ruhl and Gallaudet to know that this is a good derful research projects.” awards monetary aid to regional compete. University’s production of place to teach,” she said. -Emily Cramer contributed to and national finalists who pres- This is the third year in a row “Noises Off ” by Michael Frayn. Huebert will teach two piano this story DEBATE ences, the international nature of the competition added from page 1 new perspectives and different fering critique. underlying assumptions to the Although running a tourna- arguments. ment in the summer heat of Batten and Gowen recall Botswana posed some technical debating the topic of the South difficulties, the students made African Development Commu- the most their African adven- nity against debaters from that ture, going on a safari during a region. While international is- slow day in the competition. sues are often discussed at tour- Like all debate competitions, naments, these students had the World follows a format of alter- opportunity to chat about these nating speakers from each team. topics with individuals who Topics are announced in the experience them first hand. form of a statement; one team Endless hours of experience argues for the statement while and preparation contributed the opposing team counters to the success of these teams the arguments. Debate topics at Worlds. While challenging ranged from teacher unions to Dayne Batten teams from Yale to the Univer- international economics. Senior Daniel Hanson, Dr. Steven Jones, junior Kirby Gowen, and Luke Juday ‘10. sity of Malaysia, these individu- Palms were sweating and with few outside resources focus on rhetoric and the less- English as their primary lan- als continued to make a name pencils flying as the teams available. structured nature of the World guage faced other challenges. for Grove City College debate prepped arguments during the Along with the challenges of style, and encouraged the Grove Although they were eventually and to foster relationships with few precious minutes between jet lag and culture shock, these City teams to concentrate on a matched against each other for competitors around the world. the announcement of the teams faced a different debate few arguments and to develop scoring, they competed in pre- Jones’s guidance and countless topic and the beginning of the style from the format they use them more fully. liminary rounds against primar- hours of preparation opened debate. Most of the arguments in most tournaments. The dif- International teams with ily English speakers. this opportunity for the debate came from previous knowledge, ferences lay in the increased members who did not speak In addition to these differ- team. 4 News Jan. 28, 2011 Outside the BuBBle Deadly Arizona shooting shocks nation Kristie Eshelman erone Suzie Hilerman said, “I citing the gunman to his actions class. Classmate Amy Jensen said Collegian Writer was yelling at her, ‘Stay with me. by producing a map during a Loughner created “a chemistry Don’t you die on me. Don’t you campaign that displayed differ- of uneasiness...He just creeped Tragedy struck Tucson, Ariz. leave me here alone.’ . . . She just ent “target sites,” though many me out.” on Jan. 8, just days after Ameri- kept looking at me.” politicians, including Demo- The shooting has raised the cans had finished celebrating Congresswomen Gabrielle crats, have used this word imag- issue of second amendment “peace on earth” and the fresh Giffords, whom Loughner ery before. Zach Ostler, once a rights, a subject which Con- start of a new year. The 22-year- specifically targeted, was shot close friend of Loughner’s, said, gress had been avoiding for fear old gunman, Jared Lee Lough- through the head. At first “[Loughner] didn’t listen to po- of alienating too many voters. ner, killed six individuals and surgeons doubted whether litical radio. He didn’t take sides. Paul Helmke, the president of wounded 14 more at a public Giffords would survive surgery; He wasn’t on the left; he wasn’t the Brady Campaign to Prevent event. Three bystanders wrestled though she is recovering, it still on the right.” Gun Violence, said, “A national Loughner to the ground and sat remains unclear whether she There is evidence that tragedy took place; there should on him until the police arrived. will be able to resume her po- AP Exchangec Loughner suffered from mental be a response.” While many On Wednesday, Jan. 19, a litical career. Commenting on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. disturbance. His ex-girlfriend members of Congress favor Federal Grand Jury indicted Giffords’ remarkable progress, Kelsey Hawkes said he was a bill that would bar the sale Loughner on three counts of surgeon Michael Lemole said, that flows from people like “very sweet, caring and kind, of high-capacity ammunition attempted murder, meaning that “A lot of medicine is outside Rush Limbaugh,” Dupnik said, had no interest in drugs or magazines – which were the he could face the death penalty. our control, and we’re wise to “In my judgment [Limbaugh] alcohol, and had a big inter- kind used in the shooting – However, defense attorney Judy acknowledge miracles.” As of is irresponsible, uses partial est in music … he didn’t start polls indicate that Americans in Clarke hopes to partially clear this week, she can move her information, sometimes wrong acting differently until after general still oppose gun control. his name by arguing that he was eyes and all of her limbs and information…and that kind of we had broken up.” In Pima Possible responses, to the horror insane. will begin physical therapy. behavior in my opinion is not County Community College, of the Tucson shooting such as Loughner’s victims included a Pima County Sheriff Clar- without consequences,” Dupnik he repeatedly alarmed professors stricter gun control and mental federal judge and nine-year-old ence Dupnik blamed conserva- said. This reasoning led the me- and students by inappropriately healthcare reform, may prove Christina Green, whose chap- tive rhetoric for the violence in dia to attack Sarah Palin for in- grinning, clenching his fists and most significant in the end. Tuscon – “the kind of rhetoric making strange statements in Burst your Bubble What noise does your crocodile make? Be careful what you Monkey jail break The workers at the Dni- snort Lucky, a Japanese ma- propetrovsk Aquarium in Ukraine know what sounds When five young men caque monkey, was arrested for biting 120 people in Curious news crocodiles are supposed to make, and they were broke into a Florida house Cat for jury and spotted two urns of white powder, they thought several resort towns in cen- tral Japan. from around Tabby Sal was summoned fairly certain that Rimma Golovka’s ringtone was not Her victims were primar- they had it made. But what they initially ily children and elderly women who she would the world for jury duty. The problem is that Tabby Sal cannot one of them. Apparently, Golovka believed to be heroine or speak English. In fact, Tabby was in the middle of tak- attack from behind with vi- ing a picture of Gena the cocaine, actually turned out Sal cannot speak at all, as to be the cremated re- cious biting and scratching. Rachel Brockhage Tabby Sal is a cat. crocodile in action, when Unsurprisingly, people mains of homeowner Holli were alarmed when officials Helene Royster Pet owner Anna Esposito the crocodile startled her Tencza’s father and her two wrote to Suffolk Superior and she dropped her phone alerted them of her escape Anna Tracey in the aquarium. Gena Great Danes. Crown Court in Boston last week. promptly swallowed the cell After several attempts to to inform them of the fact Apparently, while her Photos from the phone. “This should have snort the stuff, the burglars only to receive the jury keeper was cleaning her been a very dramatic shot, eventually discovered their cage, she took the op- Associated Press commissioner’s reply: Tabby blunder. For fear of being Sal “must attend” on March but things didn’t work out,” portunity to evacuate. The Golovka explained with discovered they pitched the 23. “Sal is a member of the escaped convict enjoyed disappointment. Aquarium ashes in a nearby lake. family so I listed him on freedom for a day, after workers are more con- The suspects are now the last Census form under which she was fortunately cerned that the crocodile jailed for numerous charges pets but there has clearly recaptured and imprisoned has refused to eat for four of burglary. Meanwhile, been a mix-up,” explained police divers are hard at in Mishima’s Rakujuen $10,000 dollar Esposito. “When they ask weeks and seems depressed Zoo. work trying to recover the hang-up him guilty or not guilty? and in pain. remaining ashes. What’s he supposed to say – When Apple called to miaow?” inform her that she had won a $10,000 iTunes gift card for purchasing the 10 billionth app, Gail Davis said, “Thank you very much, I’m not interested,” after which she hung up. “I thought it was a prank call,” Davis explained. Her two teenage daughters, however, were quick to inform her of her egregious error. After a few failed frantic phone calls, an Apple executive called Davis back and as- sured her she would still receive her prize. Jan. 28, 2011 Life 5 GCC football goes to Mexico Paige Polesnak represent the USA and Grove attending and said, “In the Collegian Writer City College at the Division future, I don’t want to look III All-Star Game in Mexico,” back and wonder what was so Number 66 on the Grove he said. “He has had an out- important that I couldn’t give City College football team is a standing career here at GCC.” up a week and see Peter in the force to be reckoned with. At 6’ Polesnak received his nomina- biggest game of his life.” 6”, this 270-pound, four-time- tion in October, but did not Polesnak took three years of letterman Pete Polesnak stands expect anything to come of it. high school Spanish, so he was out. Polesnak’s career on Grove In November, during his excited to visit Mexico to try City’s starting line began his 11 p.m. radio program, he out his language skills, as well freshman year, and he has been received an email titled “The as the “tasty, exotic foods.” working steadily to become a Mexican Bowl of the Stars.” Gregg suggested that Polesnak better player on the field. Feeling unprepared to read brush up on the language This year, his efforts were a rejection in the middle of some more. “The referees will recognized and he was invited a program, he didn’t open it. be speaking Spanish, and if to represent the United States of During the next song break, you don’t understand them, America in the Tazon de Estrel- curiosity got to him, and he you won’t know that you did las (Star Bowl): a game where found the e-mail was in fact anything wrong!” team Stars and Stripes (made up one of acceptance. Polesnak Polesnak anticipated the of the best players of Division then forgot to play the next game with cautious optimism. III American Football) takes song and announced [to his Upon arriving in Mexico, he on Des Etolios de México (the entire audience] the good found himself in competi- Mexican version of this team). news. “Everyone, I’m going to tion with other players for the Polesnak is the fourth student Mexico!” Thus, his friends, as same position, but ended up in the College’s history to be well as his family back home, securing the starting spot, and offered this opportunity. The all found out at the same time. played during the majority Paige Polesnak game, held in Toluca, Mexico, “My parents are coming to of the game. Team Stars and Polesnak holds the trophy won by the Stars and Stripes. Mexico to see my last game,” Stripes scored on its first four was a victory for team Stars and Stripes 48-7. meet people from all around sidelines cheering Polesnak on Polesnak later remarked. “I’m possessions with his assistance. The team was made up of the States who love football as during his last game. He will excited because my parents Polesnak was able to bring football players from NCAA much as I do.” The College’s do an excellent job represent- have come to all but one of home the Tazon trophy as well Division III schools across offensive line coach Matt ing our school, as well as our my football games through- as many good memories and the country. The players met Gregg, was the last player to country.” out my entire football career. new friendships. “It was an on Dec.12, and worked for represent the College in the Head coach Chris Smith is Having them in Mexico will experience of a lifetime, and a week to take on some of Mexican All-Star Bowl, and also proud of Polesnak, and really bring it all full-circle. now that I’m back in America, I Mexico’s best athletes. Pole- joined Polesnak in Mexico. his contributions to the team. They’ve seen it all.” can barely believe it happened. snak was elated to meet his Gregg said that he was “hon- “It is really rewarding to see His mother was taken aback I wouldn’t have traded this for teammates: “I was excited to ored and excited to be on the Pete have the opportunity to when asked if she would be the world.” Polesnak said. Schaefer shares passion for life beyond the wardrobe Bethany Blain reflect on God and His grace.” own world,” Schaefer said. to both Christians and non- on society. Schaefer’s enthu- Contributing Writer Schaefer has read “The Other than Aslan, Schaefer Christians. For Christians it siasm for all things Lewis and Chronicles” series about 30 said that Edmund is his favor- has concepts which lead to Narnia was clearly shown in By simply walking into Dr. times. This is partly because ite character from the series. applications and for non- his lively discussion. Paul Schaefer’s office, it is ob- he has taught the C.S. Lewis According to Schaefer, Ed- Christians it causes them to Schaefer’s lecture focused vious that he takes the word class at least 10 times and re- mund begins by coming face- think more broadly than they on the importance of critical “fan” seriously. reads the books with the class. to-face with sin and his need normally would, Schaefer said. reflection. He told the story The treasured book series In the classroom Schaefer of Lewis’s conversion and how “The Chronicles of Narnia,” thinks that as students grow his faith influenced his literary written by C.S. Lewis between as Christians they should con- works. 1950 and 1956, is close to The use of imaginative literature to explain tinue to go deeper in con- As Schaefer went on to Schaefer’s heart. Posters, stuffed Christian teachings helps one reflect in differ- cerns of faith but not forget describe the series he par- animals, books and other Nar- ent ways then we typically do. the fundamental issues that ticularly focused on Lewis’s nia paraphernalia hang on his uphold them in faith. imagination and how Lewis walls and take up a majority of Dr. Schaefer “I want students to grapple illustrated his faith and Chris- the space in his office. with great teachings but never tian ideals in his writing. According to Schaefer, his forget the core issues of faith,” “[My interest] started with infatuation with “The Chron- Schaefer said. Narnia, but the more I taught icles” began as a young child According to Schaefer his for a savior and then turns On Monday Jan. 24 Salt Lewis the more I loved both,” when his parents first read the favorite book is “The Voyage around and is able to come as Company hosted the event Schaefer said. “He is a genius books to him. In 10th grade, of the Dawn Treader.” This an evangelist to Eustace. ‘Narnia’ with Schaefer in of a writer and constantly the series really caught his is due to a combination of “[Edmund] starts out as the which Schaefer discussed makes one think and reflect.” interest due to an influential things including God’s grace biggest stinker but through Lewis and the Narnia series English teacher who read and in Eustace and his conversion Aslan he changes,” Schaefer said. and their relevance and impact taught the books in class. and the power of the Gospel Looking at the series as a When Schaefer came to when Lucy struggles with whole, Schaefer sees basic Grove City College 14 years ago, he inherited a C.S. Lewis temptation. It is how Lewis ties up the book though that Christian themes. “I think Lewis has in his In chapel this week book and then knew that he really captivates Schaefer. own imaginative way brought Sunday wanted to make “The Chroni- “In the end Lewis gives a forth the major themes of Vespers cles” part of his curriculum. summary thesis when Lucy Christianity of the abso- “The use of imaginative and Edmund are told they lute greatness of God, God’s Tuesday literature to explain Christian cannot return to Narnia, providential care for us, and Father Ronald Lengwin teachings [in the series] helps [which is] that there is a pur- the wonder of grace,” Schae- one to reflect in different ways pose for them in Narnia but fer said. Thursday than we typically do,” Schaefer the whole purpose for them is According to Schaefer, the Dr. Steven Jones said. “It also gives us a way to to know Christ better in their books provide these themes 6 Life Jan. 28, 2011 Left Field From the and freshman: ‘23: “I didn’t have to take an exam in Chem last semester.” Why should you care that Jim Wilson went to Frizzleburg and had fun? Because apparently all the stu- Brittany Cobb Contributing Writer Archives ‘24: “How’s that?” ‘23: “I didn’t take Chem.” dents of Grove City College knew each other in 1921, and wanted to Armed with this framework for know what they were doing all the Amanda Martin witty repartee, you can no doubt time.As you can imagine, this could Suggest topics for Chapel talks. Design Chief become the toast of all your friends. have obnoxious repercussions. “Loving your You might be wondering, For example, imagine finding non-Presbyterian Jan. 31, 1921. What do the “Where’s the hard-hitting news? your name printed in The Collegian neighbor.” good writers of The Colle- What was going on in January in this context:“Stanley Williamson Peter Foster, gian have to report? Very little. I in 1921?” I am happy to report looked terribly sleepy on Saturday sophomore imagine the poor dears huddled that the news was mostly cheery morning.Ask him where he was the somewhere out of the cold, amass- and uplifting, with headlines like night before.”This was on the front “Dr. Keehlwetter’s prayer, ing a huge collection of overheard “Scholarship Won by Popular page, naturally. Sub-zero tempera- importance of the Word remarks and bits of doggerel. Student” and “Student shows real tures can make the news a little… of God, Sherry’s omelets, For example, they brought us college spirit.” (“A loyal son of the less newsy. generous giving.” this amusing rhyme: Crimson” anonymously contrib- We do have a few sober- Andy Gerber, junior “You can always tell a Senior, he uted money for a debate team ing news items. Mr. Phillips of The Volstead Act, which pro- is so sedately dressed; prize.Yay him.) Mrs. Brandon’s the Intercollegiate Prohibition hibited alcohol nationwide, had “How dependence on tech- You can always tell a Junior by Sabbath school class had a party, Association gave an “interesting come into effect almost exactly a nology in the church dilutes the way he swells his chest; naturally accompanied by “all the talk” that sounds, from the info year before. Apparently every- sincerity and personal You can always tell a Freshman good things that compose one.” given, rather ominous. “There one was still feeling pretty good reflection and distracts the by his timid looks and such; Jim Wilson went to Frizzleburg are two kinds of institutions,” about it, at least in Grove City. worshipers.” You can always tell a Sophomore, for the “week end” and “reports a says The Collegian, “good and Also, Mr. Phillips made a joke! Tim Noble, junior but you cannot tell him much.” very good time.” bad. The saloon was abolished “He said that his subject, though I’m guessing there weren’t a lot (Yes, there is a place in Penn- because it was on the wrong side considered a dead one by many, “Dating from a Biblical of sophomores on The Collegian sylvania called Frizzleburg. If you of the balance sheet. Likewise, was, like other dead things, being standpoint.” staff that year. Google it, you can see pictures of its every institution that is not on constantly revived by ‘spiritual- Lizzy McFall, freshman They also provided details of this beautiful snow penguins and read the credit side will eventually be ists.’” “What church denomina- exchange between a sophomore about its so-fascinating history.) destroyed.” Or maybe he was serious. tion is right for you.” 30 Hour Focus Elaine VanHowe, senior “Why Intervis should be discarded.” offers challenge Tony Buffalini, freshman “Signs of God’s Judgment- the Snow edition.” Kevin Hanse, sophomore “How to convert a Steelers fan.” and renewal Jocelyn Blanton, senior Tim Kerr urged her audience to embrace “How to wage a holy war.” Collegian Writer the freedom that they enjoy Chadwyck Cobb, on this campus to express their freshman On the first weekend of faith and commit themselves to the new semester, Grove City Christ-like living. “Papers and exams--as College students dedicated Many students joined in the important as they are--really themselves to prayer, praise, and prayer and praise aspects of aren’t of ‘life-and-death’ fasting as part of the “30 Hour the event but people were also importance” Focus” which was held in the encouraged to fast as a means Josh Jacobs, junior Great Room of the Breen Stu- of preparing their hearts and dent Union. purifying their worship. “The sports Biblical figures The purpose of “30 Hour At its most basic, fast- would likely have played, Focus” was to challenge students ing is simply going without based on their biblical de- to stop hiding, and begin this or denying oneself. While scriptions.” semester with their minds set on some students decided to fast Dan Johnson, freshman Christ. traditionally, others opted to Director of Residence Life sacrifice other distractions in “Learning about people’s order to focus on Christ. Jamie Swank gave a speech to love languages Sophomore Josh Thompson, kick off the event before handing Brittany Goodwillie, one of the many musicians to things over to “Warriors” who led sophomore share his talents, and also one worship for two hours. Swank spoke to over a 100 of the students who decided to students and challenged them fast over the weekend, gave this to live free in Christ. She end- excerpt from one of his favor- Tim Kerr ite worship songs called “It Is ed her talk by conveying her desires for the College, saying: Finished.” “My hope is that students He said this was incredibly would get a revelation of how pertinent for his fellow students unique and how loved they are and simply reminded him to in the eyes of the Lord. So that slow down and spend time with once they leave here and go the Lord who is ultimately in into their respective profes- control. sions they can carry with them One of the organizers of the the strength and confidence in event, Dan Vaccaro, challenged Him to overcome the world.” students with his vision for Swank added, “Freedom is a Grove City and the remainder posture of your heart that re- of this semester, sults from an understanding of “What I want to see come your position before almighty out of 30 Hour Focus is not God.” just a temporary spiritual high She called this her “Swanki- but a permanent change in the fied” version of freedom and students on this campus.” Jan. 28, 2011 Life 7 30 Hour Focus Last weekend, many Grovers attended the 30 Hour Focus. For 30 hours, the Great Room hosted stu- dents for refreshment and refocusing of their faith through prayer, worship, conversation and fasting. Students gathered in the Great Room of the Breen Student Union to pray during the 30 Hour Focus. Musicians such as the Warriors group provided song for hours during the event, and Direc- tor of Residence Life, Jamie Swank, gave a talk to kick off the event. She defined freedom as “the posture of your heart when you realize your position before the Almighty God.” Four prayer stations in the corners of the room allowed students to record prayers, verses or thoughts on pieces of paper or to read the Bibles provided. In one station, participants could sym- bolically nail their sins (written on paper) to a wooden cross. On Saturday evening, the group broke their optional 30-hour fast with soup. All photographs by Tim Kerr 8 Entertainment Jan. 28, 2011 Is it worth the switch? AT&T, Verizon and the iPhone 4 Trevor Sibley the phones are nearly identi- cal. The two carriers, with their Collegian Writer different plans and slightly dif- Apple’s iPhone is breaking off ferent software, introduce the its monogamous relationship major division between the two AP/Mark Lennihan with AT&T. phones. Dan Mead, left, CEO of Verizon Wireless, and Tim Cook, COO of Apple, announce that Verizon Wireless AT&T will lose its strangle- The importance of these dif- will carry Apple’s iPhone on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in New York. hold on the iPhone market with ferences depends on what users Verizon’s release of its version of find useful in their iPhone. Fans Most of the hype surrounding Verizon iPhone (with a two- working hard to develop 4G the iPhone 4G on Feb. 10. The of multitasking should shy away Verizon’s offering does not stem year contract) is the same as coverage, and with 4G phones main question for iPhone lovers from Verizon’s offering, because from features or cost, as both the AT&T phone: $199 for the beginning to come into the is this: What are the real differ- Verizon’s iPhone is currently remain virtually identical; it is 16-GB model and $299 for the marketplace, an even newer ences between the two phones? incapable of simultaneously Verizon’s bigger network that 32-GB model. iPhone may follow. On the surface, there seems to conducting voice communica- offers the largest draw. If Verizon customers want to The iPhone 5 is rumored to be little separating the phones. tion and web surfing, GPS usage In the past, recurring com- upgrade early or avoid the two- be on-track for a summer re- The only cosmetic difference is or any other application. plaints among iPhone users year contract, they must pay the lease. Individuals looking for the a slight realignment of the Veri- Unlike AT&T users,Verizon’s were dropped calls and lack of full retail price for the iPhone. latest Apple technology may be zon iPhone’s volume and mute customers also cannot use their signal in many areas around the Prices start at a staggering $650 wary of purchasing an iPhone buttons. This alteration accom- iPhones internationally. United States.Verizon, with and go to $750 for the 16-GB now with Verizon’s apparent modates the different internal An positive side to the Veri- its self-proclaimed “largest 3G and 32-GB models, respectively. lack of willingness to allow antenna necessary for Verizon’s zon phone is its ability to act network in America,” is poised The last factor to consider is early upgrades. network. Due to this shift, cases as a wireless hotspot for other to offer customers more reliable the almost-certain release of a Ultimately, the debate comes made for the AT&T phone like- devices. For example, it allows iPhone coverage. Only time new iPhone later this year. The down to preference. Those users ly won’t fit Verizon’s model. laptops to access the Web in will tell if reality lives up to its current iPhone - regardless of who prefer Verizon are likely to Other than the button shift, areas where there is only a 3G claims. either carrier - is a 3G phone. make the switch while AT&T signal and no Wi-Fi. As of launch, the cost for the Both AT&T and Verizon are fans have little to gain. WSAJ Top 10 Picks of 2010 Jamie LeSuer Contributing Writer Things Do Normally this column would be my WSAJ pick of the week, but before we to look forward to some new music, I’d like to look back over the best of 2010 with a quick Top 10 of 2010. All of these CDs are currently in the WSAJ studio and can be heard on the air. Let’s get you caught up to speed: 10) “Maximum Balloon” by Max- The Guthrie Theatre will show “Yogi imum Balloon – TV on the Radio Bear” daily at 7 p.m. with Saturday and producer Dave Sitek creates an album Sunday showings at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. full of lively, danceable beats featuring “Unstoppable” will play daily at 9 p.m. a different guest vocalist on each track. Highlights include contributions by TV last.fm on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Karen Today there will be a Concerto Com- O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and David Arcade Fire-the number one pick of 2010. petition held in the Ketler Auditorium Byrne, formerly of Talking Heads. with countless repeat listens. Stevens – A much more introspective in the Pew Fine Arts Building from 7 p.m. 9) “Expo 86” by Wolf Parade – 6) “Big Echo” by The Morning and personal album than anything Suf- to 11 p.m. Perhaps the most cohesive album yet Benders – A great album with diverse jan has put out previously. As always, the from one of indie rock’s most exciting influences. The first half consists of instrumentation is a highlight, although bands, as co-frontmen Spencer Krug sunny, jangly pop songs slightly reminis- this time it relies much more heavily on On Sunday, WSAJ will host The Reign and Dan Boeckner actually seem to be cent of The Shins. The arguably stronger electronics, creating a unique sound that of Kindo, Phoebe and the Caulfields working together rather than alternating back half has co-producer Chris Taylor is entirely fitting for this album’s tone. and Julie & Josiah in Crawford Audi- tracks. (of Grizzly Bear) helping to engineer an 2) “Teen Dream” by Beach torium from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are 8) “Fang Island” by Fang Is- immense, cavernous sound that lives up House – Warm, but distant lo-fi songs on sale for $5 in the Student Union and land – Fang Island makes self-dubbed to the album title. highlighted by Victoria LeGrand’s ex- can be reserved by emailing wsajtickets@ “high-five rock.” The band utilizes three 5) “Halcyon Digest” by Deer- emplary vocals. This album is perfect for gmail.com. guitarists, a bassist, a drummer, and hunter – Shimmering production and the dreary winter weather as well as for minimal vocals to create an album of excellent song-writing make this album the summer days at the beach. melodic jams that leave no choice but to by another of indie music’s mainstays 1) “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire Thursday, Feb. 3, Dr. Bill Bennett will slap someone five. Also, they once played one of the year’s most complete listens – An ambitious band making an ambi- give a lecture on Ronald Reagan in Ketler a show for a kindergarten class. front to back. tious album about suburban life. Arcade Auditorium in the Pew Fine Arts Center 7) “Treats” by Sleigh Bells – The 4) “High Violet” by The National Fire manages to expand its palette, while at 7 p.m. loudest CD of the year, hands down. A – The National is known for the ability maintaining the passion and emotion group made up of a former hardcore to make slow-burning songs better than that made them so good in the first guitarist and a former teen-pop girl anyone else. “High Violet” continues place. group singer may seem like a gimmick, that trend with some of the band’s best Tune into 91.1 FM WSAJ Grove but somehow it just does not get old for work to date. City starting Tuesday January 25, for the duration of the album’s 11 tracks or 3) “The Age of Adz” by Sufjan these great albums and more! Jan. 28, 2011 Entertainment 9 Concert Review Tyler Crumrine Das Racist does Baltimore ies of the CD for sale online, The concert itself took place for the set. Chatters of anticipa- so much on stage, and frankly, Collegian Writer I was surprised to find them at the Sonar Club, a small com- tion eventually reached a roar the energy was infectious. not only personally responding bination bar and stage in what as Suri and Vazquez joined him After telling the crowd “We’re It’s 10 o’clock on a Thurs- within minutes, but also wish- looked like it might have been on stage, grabbed their mics and gonna pretend we’re done and day night in January. Over the ing me “Merry Christmas” and a warehouse at some point. started into a stripped down, then come out and play another course of the day I’ve attended inviting me to come to a show energetic, bass-heavy rendi- song,” the band performed an five and a half hours of seminars some time. A quick search or tion of one of their first singles, encore of “Return to Inno- and two full-length theater pro- two later, I realized we’d both The band is a fun alter- “Who’s That? Brooown!” It cence,” encouraging the crowd be in Baltimore on Jan.16, had native to the obsessively wasn’t long before all three were to raucously sing along out of ductions as part of the Kennedy bought my tickets, and was image-conscience rap of jumping up and down, pumping key - a fitting ending to a show Center American College The- millionairs like Kanye West. ater Festival’s critics program. I ready to go. mic-stands about their heads, in which audience participa- still need to write a 1,000-word Tagged as everything from and delivering flying high-fives tion was paramount, including review of the shows I’ve seen “hyper-referential, hyper-self- to as many people as they could surfing Dap across the crowd that day. What better way to end aware, hyper-winking joke rap” reach in the crowd. and joining in call and response the day than by driving a half (The New York Times) to “psy- Despite the concert starting at Often criticized for sound- choruses of “we are weird,” all hour into Baltimore for a rap chedelic pop culture stoner hip 9 p.m., I arrived just in time to ing lazy in its flow, Das Racist encouraged by the band. concert? hop” (Brightest Young Things), catch the second opener, Future sounded almost like a com- Although it made for a very Composed of two Wes- the duo rap about everything People, a three-piece rock pletely different band live. Slow, late night of writing theater leyan graduates, Himanshu Suri from Encyclopedia Brown, ’90s group from California. It was introspective songs transformed reviews, Das Racist singlehand- (Heems) and Victor Vazquez economics, modern fashion, good enough, providing a nice flawlessly into party anthems edly revived my faith in live (Kool AD), I first stumbled onto Taco Bell and Scooby Doo, all “concert” atmosphere as people as the trio lived it up on stage. music. It had been a long time the indie rap group Das Racist while not taking themselves, milled about, subtly trying to Smiling ear to ear and making since I’d enjoyed a concert while looking though “Best of or rap, too seriously. Described work their way to the front of ironic and self-deprecating jokes quite that much. I’d encourage 2010” lists late last year. Four by New York Times writer Jon the crowd or desperately trying throughout the entire show, anyone with half an interest in tracks into their latest album, Caramanica “as much com- to find a friend by the dim light you could tell the band was less rap to check the band out, and “Sit Down, Man,” I’d fallen mentary on hip-hop as rigorous of their cell phones. worried about living up to me- anyone and everyone to support in love. E-mailing the band’s practice of it,” the band is a fun Excitement rose as Future dia hype than just having fun. indie artists like Das Racist by website to ask whether or not alternative to the obsessively People cleared the stage and Das Friends first and a musical going out and seeing bands live. there were any physical cop- image-conscious rap of million- Racist front man Dap (Ashok force second - I’ve never seen Otherwise, they don’t make aires like Kanye West. Kondabolu) started setting up anyone enjoy themselves quite money. Theater Review Slippery Rock presents ‘Fat Pig’ Play has big potential, thin emotion Tyler Crumrine ceeded in setting high expecta- the greatest actress ever to grace nately, Sheetz failed to match to save the relationship, what Collegian Writer tions. I mean, Broadway. That’s the stage, Mike lived up to the the same depth and nuance of could have been a powerful a pretty big deal, right, even hype, displaying a surprising emotion that Mike was able to commentary on a serious social “I have one word to describe without any idea what the play’s depth and variety of emotion bring to the stage. The dispar- issue was reduced to little more ‘Fat Pig’,” stated director Laura about. And so, because of that throughout the course of the ity of insight and acting ability than a high-school relationship Smiley. “Broadway.” short blurb, audiences flocked to play. between the characters was quarrel. “Fat Pig” ultimately A slightly confused crowd the 10 a.m. performance, bub- Unfortunately, Mike is not simply too great, leaving Tom succeeded in drawing attention listened as Slippery Rock Uni- bling with anticipation as they the real focus of the show. The flat in comparison to the ap- to the problems of perception at versity’s Laura Smiley went on waited to see what Mike would majority of the lines and stage propriately round Helen. Scenes work in our society and could to explain that the play’s lead, bring to the stage. time in the play actually go to that could have smoldered with have gone on to work towards senior Thomasina Mike, was As soon as Mike entered from Tom, the boyfriend whose re- sexual tension or bubbled with a solution as well, if the actors one in 20 who had received the wings, her comfort and lationship with Helen develops genuine sweetness were left has been better balanced and a call back to play the role of command of the stage entered over the course of the play. The merely awkward as Mike did focused a bit more on the emo- Helen in a Broadway produc- with her. Casually eating three power of the play lies not only her best to respond to Sheetz’s tional depth of their characters. tion of “Fat Pig” later this year. pieces of pizza in the first in Helen’s example of a woman two-dimensional delivery. While Still, it was encouraging to see A mix of murmurs and applause scene, her confidence carried comfortable with her body, but Mike commanded a mature such a quality production from rose from the crowd as Smiley over into the role of Helen, a also in the tensions present that and confident presence on the a university that is often un- reported the location and time woman who genuinely likes encourage both her and Tom stage, Sheetz, as well as the rest fairly labeled as sub-par to other of the event and abruptly took who she is, despite what society to change their perceptions of of the ensemble, left much to be schools. I’d encourage Grove her seat. may say about her near-300- themselves and of each other, a desired. City College students to give Over Christmas break, I had pound size. Both her movement pressure that Tom is ultimately While the show had its Slippery Rock a chance this the pleasure of attending the and her delivery were natural; unable to overcome. moments, namely Tom’s brief semester and try to make it to Region II Kennedy Center everything she did conveyed an Played by Justin Sheetz, Tom moments of genuine anger at one of the shows; you may be American College Theater Fes- individual who was comfortable is a complex and emotion- his coworkers and Helen’s offer surprised with what you find. I tival’s critics program. Over the in her own skin. Although not ally challenging role. Unfortu- to go as far as to receive surgery know I certainly was. course of the week, I saw seven FIND US. of the best college productions and wrote reviews. It wasn’t until the night before the show, however, that I realized Slippery Rock had been invited to par- FACEBOOK The Collegian: The Grove City College Newspaper ticipate in this year’s festival. TWITTER www.twitter.com/GroverCollegian While it may not have actu- ally described the play, Smiley’s introduction certainly suc- 10 Perspectives Jan. 28, 2011 Pundits lose control Tragedy should not be used for political gain Andrew Patterson politically irrelevant attacks Others, like Rush Limbaugh, used by European Christians been falsely accused of rac- Perspectives Board launched by both the left lambasted Dupnik for his in the Middle Ages to tor- ist motivations in her work and the right. It took only speculation about the rela- ture and kill European Jews. at the U.S. Department of After the tragic shooting minutes after the shooting tion between Loughner and Whether she understood Agriculture. Without know- in Arizona which claimed for political hacks to use talk radio. the meaning or not is un- ing all the evidence behind the lives of six and wounded the tragedy for their own The situation reached an clear (the Wall Street Journal Sherrod’s actions, politi- 13 others one would think gain. At first, it was primar- absurd peak on the day of had also used the term in cal pundits called for her members of the right and ily those from the left who the memorial service for the an article two days before termination and got what left would tone down, if not blamed increasingly heated six victims killed. Sarah Palin Palin’s remarks), but Palin’s they asked for. Sherrod was eliminate, any overt political rhetoric from the Tea Party sought to silence those who comments dragged the later exonerated once the language which might dis- movement as a possible mo- had criticized her Politi- debate into the muck once full story behind her actions tract from the true motives tive of the shooter. cal Action Committee’s use again. came out. of the shooter and efforts to Perhaps no one was more of gun scope crosshairs in a These cafeteria food fights In the same manner, in a help those affected by the outspoken than the sheriff of graphic for the 2010 mid- are not a novelty in the much more sober situation, tragedy. Pima County, Ariz., Clar- term elections. The graphic American political process. Loughner provided another Weeks after the shooting, ence Dupnik, who specifi- showed her supporters which Since the nation’s found- opportunity for those in the America recognized that cally blamed talk radio for Democratic congressional ing, dirty methods have been media to speculate on his Jared Loughner is a mad- emotionally charging listen- districts should be targeted. used for political gain. But motives. Few commentators man. Testimony from friends ers over issues like illegal Congresswoman Gabrielle these methods are not justi- could help but take the bait, and family indicate he had immigration and health care. Gifford’s district was one of fied. The left should not have resulting in blind guesses no political associations. When pressed to provide the targets. rushed to blame the motives about who caused what. Zach Osler, a best friend of evidence that Loughner was In a video posted on Face- of the shooter on conser- In an age in which 24/7 Loughner in high school, influenced by such media, book, Palin lamented the vatives. Likewise, the right news encourages an elimina- told ABC’s Good Morning the Dupnik admitted he was shootings and their effect on should not have sought to tion of the filter between the America that “he [Lough- stating his opinion. political rhetoric. Palin (per- do the same, or exaggerated mind and mouth, restraint ner] did not watch TV. He The right, refusing to be haps understandably) took their victimhood to a level in dialogue is lost. Rheto- disliked the news. He didn’t blamed for such an inci- the opportunity to hit back near that of those wounded ric itself is not the problem listen to political radio. He dent, fought back. Many at critics who had accused or killed. but rather rhetoric without didn’t take sides. He wasn’t radio talk show hosts stated her of encouraging such an The political reaction to substance or rationale. As a on the left. He wasn’t on the how Loughner had read the environment. She accused the Tucson shootings re- culture, we must discourage right.” Communist Manifesto and journalists and members of hashes the Shirley Sherrod this type of behavior or it Despite this, the shoot- was described by one friend the media of “blood libel,” incident which unfolded will rear its ugly head during ing has resulted in non-stop as a “left-wing pot head.” a term which was originally last summer. Sherrod had every national tragedy. LOOSE LEAF Evan Niewoehner GREEN EYESHADE AWARD This week’s award goes to junior Tyler Crumrine for sharing his experience as a critic and addiction to unusual music, as well as his dedication to the E! section of The Collegian throughout out the year. 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Jan. 28, 2011 Sports 11 MEN’S BASKETBALL NFL Weekly: Superbowl Preview part I center Maurkice Pouncey, who quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in both pass protection and the run game. The addition Chris Wetzel of veteran Flozell Adams at Perhaps the biggest reason for right tackle also provided some Pittsburgh’s defensive success Collegian Writer experience to a line previously is the front office’s ability to lacking in that regard. evaluate what personnel will With a dramatic conference It’s this line that allowed fit best in Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 championship weekend now Rashard Mendenhall to have scheme. Massive nose tackle in the books, it’s time to start a breakout year, setting career Casey Hampton has anchored looking ahead to Super Bowl highs in yards and touchdowns, the defense for ages and is XLV. NFL Weekly will preview the latter of which nearly the prototype for his position. the Super Bowl one team at a doubled from last year. Men- Steady Brett Keisel and “Ziggy” time, beginning with the AFC denhall possesses the blend of Hood are likewise a testament champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Kevin Hanse power and speed that allows an to Pittsburgh’s ability to find What once looked like a Junior Kris Verderber takes on his opponents during a layup. Depsite season of turmoil became a sea- NFL running back to carry his players who will thrive in its GCC’s effort, the team dropped a 67-56 to Thomas More College. team in an era when most teams scheme. son of stability for the Steelers. rely on at least two backs. The determining factor in While offseason developments Super Bowl XLV may be the Grove City suffers loss regarding further allegations of Ben Roethlisberger did not show any signs of rust either, play of the last remaining unit, off-field misconduct on the part continuing to be one of the the Pittsburgh secondary. While of quarterback Ben Roethlis- Troy Polamalu has established to Thomas More berger and his subsequent four- more capable quarterbacks in the league when it comes to himself as a superstar for years, game suspension threatened to simply making plays at the right the rest of the secondary derail Pittsburgh before they The Grove City College the game, helping the Wolver- time. Roethlisberger’s proto- remains suspect, at least when got started, the team responded men's basketball team dropped ines grab a 12-7 lead. The first typical size and rare strength faced with a pass attack as dy- by going 3-1 in that open- a 67-56 decision to visiting half featured seven lead changes enable him to extend the play namic as Green Bay’s. ing stretch. The Steelers lost Thomas More College Saturday and six ties. by shrugging off pass-rushers, While the Steelers can cer- only a tight match against the afternoon in Presidents' Athletic Senior forward Luke Toma- which is the perfect antidote to tainly pressure Aaron Rodgers Baltimore Ravens and defeated Conference action at the Grove selli led Grove City with 20 his one consistent flaw: a ten- to some extent, there will come the eventual No. 1 NFC seed City College arena. points, including three three- dency to hold the ball too long. a time when Ike Taylor or Bry- Atlanta Falcons. Thomas More led 32-31 at point goals. He also pulled in But for all the offensive ant McFadden has to stop Greg The Steelers would hang halftime and opened the second a team-leading seven rebounds success of the Steelers, it still Jennings or Donald Driver one- tough through an up-and-down half on a 21-2 run over the and added four assists. all comes back to the defense. on-one. With all due respect to middle patch of the season and first 8:11 of the period. Thomas For the game, Grove City While NFL Weekly remains a Joe Flacco and Mark Sanchez, finish as one of the league’s More forward Aaron Miller shot 19 of 59 (32 percent) from critic of James Harrison’s disre- neither of them, nor their hottest teams, winning six of highlighted the run by scor- the field. Thomas More limited gard for player safety, Harrison’s receivers, has presented Pitts- their final seven games to land ing seven points in less than 30 Grove City to 7-for-29 (24 pass-rushing skill is beyond de- burgh with the challenges that the No. 2 seed in the AFC. On seconds. After being intention- percent) shooting in the second nial and has only become more Rodgers, Jennings and Driver Sunday, the team avenged the ally fouled on a made layup, half. Thomas More shot 41 per- problematic as LaMarr Woodley will. Consider these matchups only loss of that stretch, a 22-17 Miller hit both free throws. His cent (21 of 51) for the game. has developed into a capable Pittsburgh’s “key to victory.” defeat to the New York Jets. three-pointer at 12:36 extended Miller led Thomas More with compliment from the strong Next Week: Part II of NFL It all starts up front for one of the lead to 50-33. a 17-point, 11-rebound double- side. James Farrior also lends Weekly’s Super Bowl Preview the league’s oldest and most tra- Grove City battled back to double. Colt Stafford added 15 critical veteran leadership to the analyzes Pittsburgh’s opponent, ditional teams. The interior line within 10 points, 57-47, when points and a dozen rebounds. linebacker corps on the inside. the Green Bay Packers. got a major boost from rookie junior guard Brett Matson Stafford also had five steals. drilled a pair of free throws with Thomas More owned a 45-36 five minutes left. The Wolver- ines got no closer, however. edge in rebounding. Grove City will visit Washing- WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Matson scored 10 of his 16 ton & Jefferson Wednesday at 8 Women encounter tough opponents points in the first six minutes of p.m. in conference play. WOLVERINES Olivia Forish Collegian Writer fly with times of 1:58.43 and 2:09.44, while Palumbo took rank as they beat the Wolverines in a 168-118 victory. Dur- Updates from last week The Grove City College the 50- and 100-yard freestyle with times of 24.35 and 53.96. ing the meet, the Big Red set pool records in the 1,000-yard women’s swimming and div- Fellow sophomore Jenny freestyle and 800-yard freestyle Swimming and Diving ing team ended two weeks of Ryan took first in the 1,000- relay with times of 10:18.85 and Men: Grove City 154.5, W & J 116.5 intense two-a-day practices and yard freestyle with a time of 7:41.41. Women: W & J 159, Grove City 141 other rigorous training with a 11:01.66, and junior Kate Wilt Second place finishes includ- conference dual meet on Satur- won the 200-yard breaststroke ed Palumbo in the 50- and 100- Men: Denison 169, Grove City 124 day, Jan. 15 against the Washing- in a close race decided by two yard freestyles, Riesmeyer in the Women: Denison 168, Grove City 118 ton & Jefferson Presidents. hundredths of a second in 200-yard butterfly, Ryan in the Despite some strong swims 2:29.23. 500-yard freestyle and freshman Women’s Basketball and pool records set by sopho- The ladies look forward to Kristi Baur in the 1,000-yard Saint Vincent 64, Grove City 56 more Kait Riesmeyer in the another chance to take on the freestyle. Mount Union 65, Grove City 43 100-yard butterfly with a time Presidents at the Presidents’ The meet was also senior Grove City 66, Westminster 57 of 58.54 and the 400-yard free- Athletic Conference Champi- recognition day. Congratula- Thomas More 51, Grove City 31 style relay of sophomores Nata- onships in February and expect tions go out to senior swimmers lie Keibler and Angela Palumbo, a different outcome. Sarah Page, Lauren Baur and Men’s Basketball junior Jenna Richert, and senior This Saturday, Denison Tiffani Douglas, diver Stepha- Saint Vincent 58, Grove City 48 Lauren Baur, the Presidents still University competed in a dual nie McNeill and team manager Westminster 69, Grove City 62 pulled out a 159-141 victory. meet against the Wolverines Becky Lilly. Thomas More 67, Grove City 56 Riesmeyer won the 200-yard at the James E. Longnecker Next Saturday, the Wolverines freestyle and 200-yard butter- Competition Pool. The No. 3 travel to take on the College of team in the nation proved their Wooster. 12 Sports Jan. 28, 2011 MEN’S SWIMMING CROSS-COUNTRY Beloved coach keeps teams on track Emily Durant Conference Coach of the Year, According to Grob, “He al- Collegian Writer and three-time men’s PAC ways sees past the surface to the Coach of the Year, Severson’s larger issues of life. He wants Cross-country is an animal efforts have paid off. his runners to run for the right of its own. Unless you have Sophomore runner Daniel reasons, no matter how talented. experienced the rigors of the Landskroener said, “The thing A great example of this is the Dave Miller sport you cannot appreciate the I like most about Coach is scripture reading times on the Junior Clay Beckner dominated the 100-yard breaststroke and the true nature of all it has to offer. that he has taken the time over bus rides home from meets.” Cross-country is often over- the years to really learn about Severson believes that any 200-yard individual medley. The team defeated W&J to remain No. looked in the athletic realm as this sport. He is a basketball runner can be great if he or she 1 in PACs. “just running,” but it is so much playe [and] coach at heart, but just puts his or her mind to it. Swimmers crush rivals more than that. It takes mental toughness to he has taken up the challenge to develop the cross-country program and bring the most He said, “It’s up to the individ- ual to choose to be good. Being successful in cross-country is a Andrew Parry lay (Coppelli, freshman James force your body to go faster and talent out of the runners. Coach choice.” Due to this mentality, Kintzing, senior Dan Gummel further than its limits. It takes Collegian Writer demands greatness from himself, Severson never plays favorites and Gagliardo) and the 400- physical endurance to run mile The Grove City College yard freestyle relay (Gagliardo, repeats over and over. It takes and his runners.” with his runners and always men’s swimming team has been senior Matt Armstrong, fresh- a determined attitude to run Both the men’s and women’s shows the same amount of at- back and training like, well, man E.J. Leuschner and senior through soreness, to the point of teams have had years of consec- tention and care to his No. 20 animals, since Jan. 3. The swim- Jared Bailey) took firsts for the sheer exhaustion. Most impor- utive success. The women won runner as his No. 1 runner. mers have been going through Wolverines, posting times of tantly, cross-country requires a 22 conference championships, According to Severson, “The double sessions plus lifting and 1:39.51 and 3:21.66. dedicated coach. and the men won 19 out of the most important thing in coach- dry-land practices daily for two Grove City then had to focus Coach Sean Severson has past 20. This past season, the ing is love.Your runners, team weeks. After the end of inter- on dealing with perennial recently finished his seventh women’s team made the NCAA and program can be successful session training, Grove City powerhouse Denison University. season at Grove City College. Division III national cham- if you care for and love your headed to Washington & Jeffer- The nationally ranked third Big Now 30 years old, Severson pionships for the first time in runners. If you love your run- son and left with a 154.5-116.5 Red came in and beat the 15th joined the athletic department College history. Each year since ners, you will always make good victory. ranked Wolverines 169-124. as head cross-country coach his arrival, Severson has sent at decisions when leading them. There were four multiple Juniors Bowser and Beckner and assistant basketball coach in least one runner to the national Once greed and pride enter the individual winners, including again had great meets and won 2003. Severson graduated from championships. equation you start to make poor senior Camden Coppelli. He two individual events. Bowser the University of Minnesota Severson has a way of show- decisions.”This attitude has took first in both the 100- and took first in both the 100- and Morris where he played four ing his runners that he really made the Wolverines a force to 200-yard backstroke with times 200-yard butterfly events in years of Division II basketball. cares. “Coach Severson has be reckoned with. of 55.65 and 2:03.16. Junior 53.12 and 1:58.66. Beckner Severson said that he ap- been an irreplaceable part of Severson’s goal in the next Ben Bowser took first in both took first in the 100- and 200- preciates cross-country because my experience at Grove City. few years is to see the men’s the 100- and 200-yard but- yard breaststrokes with times of “there are no politics to it. It is Through four years of running team run at the national cham- terfly with times of 53.24 and 58.61 and 2:11.40. very straightforward; everyone for him, I’ve learned a lot about pionship. Until this past year, 2:01.55. The best race of the day came is working hard and if you suc- loyalty, humility, forgiveness, the men have consistently won Junior Clay Beckner took from the opening 200-yard ceed it’s because you earned it.” determination and truly living the PAC championship meet. first in both the 100-yard medley relay of Coppelli, Beck- Senior Gordon Grob said, out the priorities we promote. Rather than seeing this as an breaststroke and the 200-yard ner, Bowser and Gagliardo, who “Coach instilled in us a work I have been incredibly blessed ending, Severson sees this as a individual medley with times of smoked powerhouse Denison ethic. We work hard, everyday, to have been coached by him, new beginning for the Wolver- 1:00.91 and 2:03.25. Classmate and won the event with a time and coach does too! Coach and to know him,” senior Emily ine men. Kirk Gagliardo also took first in of 1:35.82. believes in us, and invests in us Pierce said. Severson said, “Now that the the 50- and 100-yard freestyles The meet was also senior as people and as cross-country Not only does Severson invest streak is over, we can stop fo- in both 21.57 and 47.57. recognition day, and congratula- runners.” in his runners during practice, cusing on being one of the best Other individual winners tions go out to all nine senior Although most of his experi- but he really takes time to instill teams in the conference and were senior Nate Nielsen, who men and their team manager, ence is in basketball, Severson values into their everyday lives. start focusing on being one of won the 200-yard freestyle in Becky Lilly. has devoted his past seven Severson sees that there is more the best teams in the country.” 1:50.31, and sophomore Adam Grove City returns to action seasons to building the strong value in being a solid person His challenge to the men is to Walker, who won the 200-yard on Saturday in an away meet cross-country program that than a solid runner, and he has run in the national champion- breaststroke in 2:22.07. against the College of Wooster Grove City has today. Five-time earned the respect of his run- ship by 2012. Both the 200-medley re- at 1p.m. women’s President’s Athletic ners because of this attitude. Support Your WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Wolverines! Women struggle against PAC No.1 March 19-25 The Grove City College women's Wolverines limited Thomas More to 35 basketball team fell to 5-4 in the Presi- percent shooting from the floor. Grove dents' Athletic Conference Saturday with City also forced 20 Thomas More turn- Men’s Basketball a 51-31 setback against No. 2 Thomas overs. Sat. 3:30 p.m. Waynesburg (A) More College in conference action at Sophomore guard Leah Gibson led Wed. 7 p.m. Mt. Aloysius (A) the Grove City College arena. Grove City with nine points. Senior for- Grove City opened the game by mak- ward Christine Slater added five points Women’s Basketball ing just one of its first 24 shot attempts and a team-leading 10 rebounds. Senior Sat. 1:30 p.m. Waynesburg (A) from the field. The cold start allowed forward Alison Wells pulled in nine Wed. 7 p.m. Chatham (A) Thomas More to jump out to a 24-2 rebounds. Junior guard Megan Gebrosky lead. The Saints led 28-8 at halftime. had five assists. Swimming & Diving Grove City pulled to within 14, 37-23, Chelsea Tolliver led Thomas More Sat. 1 p.m. Wooster (A) with nine minutes remaining on a layup with 10 points. Katie Kees added nine Wed. 6 p.m. Westminster (H) by freshman forward Hannah Jo Coneby points and nine rebounds. Thomas More Kevin Hanse However, the Saints then countered with owned a 49-40 edge in rebounds. Sophomore Leah Gibson led the team in a 7-0 run to seal the win. Grove City will visit Washington & scoring with nine points against Thomas For the game, Grove City shot 19 Jefferson College Wednesday at 6 p.m. in More. The Wolverines fell short of a win percent from the field. Defensively, the conference action. 51-31.
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